When JobKeeper stand down directions should be used with caution

A West Australian employee has recently challenged his employer’s ability to issue a temporary JobKeeper stand down direction as a contingency measure should the employer experience a downturn in business during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue has…

Justice and the gender imbalance continues for women in the workplace.

Kate Jenkins who is the Sex Discrimination Commissioner has written a report, Respect @Work, which recommends a number of changes to the Sex Discrimination Act following several recent findings against leaders in the business world. Kate Jenkins conducted a comprehensive…

Are your award-free employees about to be covered by the Miscellaneous Award?

Are your award-free employees about to be covered by the Miscellaneous Award? From 1 July 2020, the reach of the Miscellaneous Award 2020 will be significantly extended to cover many employees who were previously deemed to be award-free. The Miscellaneous Award…

Democracy under threat as Government cuts another $84M from the ABC and 250 lose their jobs.

Another 250 employees gone from the ABC! At the peak of COVID-19 we are continuing to lose the best and brightest of our journalists. This follows on from the extraordinary task the ABC managed as bushfires raged in so many…